About The Author: Charlene Sharpe

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Charlene Sharpe has been with The Dispatch since 2014. A graduate of Stephen Decatur High School and the University of Richmond, she spent seven years with the Delmarva Media Group before joining the team at The Dispatch.

Route 90 Dualization Not A State Transportation Priority

Route 90 Dualization Not A State Transportation Priority

SNOW HILL – Local officials again stressed the importance of improvements to the Route 90 bridge at a meeting with state transportation officials this week.The Worcester County Commissioners on Tuesday told representatives from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) they wanted to see the dualization of Route 90 made a priority.“I truly believe you can’t… Read more »

Berlin HDC Tables Restaurant’s Curbside Pickup Addition

Berlin HDC Tables Restaurant’s Curbside Pickup Addition

BERLIN – The Berlin Historic District Commission (HDC) tabled a decision on a downtown restaurant’s’ request to build an addition to offer curbside pickup.Commission members agreed to continue discussion of a request by the Globe to add curbside pickup next month after receipt of additional information regarding the proposal. Commission members wanted more information about… Read more »

Mitrecic Seeks Annual Reviews For County Leaders

SNOW HILL – The Worcester County Commissioners are expected to move forward with key staff evaluations following a request by one member of the board.At the end of Tuesday’s regular meeting, Commissioner Joe Mitrecic told his peers he’d like to implement annual evaluations for Chief Administrative Officer Harold Higgins and Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Kelly… Read more »

Teachers Hope To Address Gender Disparity In Pre-Engineering Program

Teachers Hope To Address Gender Disparity In Pre-Engineering Program

NEWARK – A gender disparity among pre-engineering students at Worcester Technical High School has prompted educators to take a closer look at how to get more girls involved in the male-dominated field.In the eight years Valerie Zienty has led Worcester Tech’s pre-engineering program, more than 80 percent of her students have been male. As issues… Read more »

Berlin Council Incumbents Return

BERLIN – The three incumbents up for reelection will retain their seats on the Berlin Town Council.Councilmen Dean Burrell, Thom Gulyas and Troy Purnell will each serve another four-year term on the town council. The town’s October election has been canceled, as no one filed to run against any of the incumbents.“I hope it says… Read more »